Actor Sam Claflin will star in the movie adaptation of Lissa Evans’s comic 2009 novel, Their Finest Hour and a Half. Co-starring with Sam is Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace, Prince of Persia: Sand of Time) and Bill Nighy (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: I, Pirates of the Caribbean).
A romantic comedy with a difference set in the early 1940s, the film combines the quick-fire repartee of a screwball battle of the sexes infused with the reality of filmmaking under threat of invasion and London in? the Blitz. It is described as “a witty, warm-hearted and moving portrayal of a young woman screenwriter finding her way in matters of life, death and the heart.”
The movie will be directed by Lone Scherfig, who also directed Sam in The Riot Club. Filming is set to begin late in summer.